FLW Tour

I had the amazing opportunity to speak about my monofilament recycling at the final weigh in of the FLW tournament in Dayton, Tennessee. This was such a fun and wonderful experience.

Monofilament fishing line kills so many animals every year if/when it’s improperly discarded or just thrown out if the line is broken. This is something easy we can change and make our waterways better!

🌊World Oceans Day🌊

HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY

World oceans day is one day to raise awareness for our oceans and it’s amazing ecosystems. Our planet is covered by 70% water so it’s truly the blue planet and not a green planet.

Our oceans crest over 70% of the worlds oxygen. We need healthy oceans to have a healthy earth.

NO BLUE, NO GREEN -Sylvia Earl.

World Environment Day

🐟World Environment Day🐟
How are you spending it?!
I met with the wonderful people from FishDayton in Dayton, Tennessee to place 2 monofilament recycling receptacles to collect discarded or broken fishing line. The line collected will go to Berkley Fishing and recycled into fish habitats to further enrich our beautiful waterways.

Monofilament recycling

I was able to collect fishing line from the monofilament recycling stations I put out along the Tennessee River! I am so excited these are working and that means our rivers and the animals that depends on it will be less likely up be harmed. Fishing line takes 600+ years to breakdown and can entangle do many animals in that time.

My newest project

A few months ago I received my first grant! Yes, at the age of 10, you can apply and receive grants. If your young like me, don’t let your age stop you! You can do great things too.

My grant is for placing monofilament recycling stations near boat ramps to reduce thrown out fishing line which can entangle and harm/kill wildlife. I know because I ah e seen the effects from this and I want to help. With help from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, I have placed 2 and plan to put more out in the future. This is a simple project but no one near me has thought about it.

I have met with our mayor and other local influencers on this project and I am very appreciative everyone is willing to listen and help in any way.

Videography

I am trying something new and have been making videos while we are all stuck inside and social distancing. Last week, I had to turn in a video for 4-H for a demonstration. I decided to educate others on river cleanups and how our river is suffering! I won first place and am so happy others are learning that plastic, pollution and our rivers matter. Check it out and tell me what you think!

World Water Day

Last weekend was World Water Day and I enjoyed it by the river. These times are crazy and we aren’t getting out but we social distanced because there was very few people outside. Nature is relaxing and gives peace in times of craziness. Our rivers need help and the Tennessee River is one of the most polluted in the world even though it looks beautiful. Did you know 60-70% plastic actually sinks so you don’t see most of what’s polluting our waterways.

Mayor Andy Berke

Last wet I met with the Mayor off Chattanooga, Andy Berke. We talked about what Chattanooga is going to be more emotionally friendly and sustainable. We also talked about some ideas I had and he sat and listened to everything I had to say and it is great to live in a place where everyone is heard, even kids! I am proud to be a Chattanoogan!

New projects coming your way!

🥳IT’S OFFICIAL🥳
I’m on top of the world because I’ve been awarded my first grant to further my work. Conservation is very important to me, especially for our freshwater! Streams, creeks, and rivers are somewhat overlooked but they need a tremendous amount of work and effort put into them. Not a single thing on this planet can live without water! It’s a vital resource that must be protected and it needs to happen now!